F197 CENTRE FOR CIVIL SOCIETY
Learning by Re-membering, February 2009
Office of Dennis Brutus. Poet and activist. Dennis begins the conversation by reading a poem he wrote the night before. It reflects his thoughts about Gaza in the memory of other names and places of horror. It’s a day after the demonstration to call for a boycott of Israeli goods in the Port of Durban. Most of the conversation circles around a poem by Dennis from 2004 called 'Memory' born from a march through Alexandra township in Johannesburg. Now, it triggers more thoughts about the dynamics of remembering and history in South Africa. The poem had been an inspiration for and on the reading list of the February DURBAN SINGS audio media and oral history workshop.
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